Category: Literary Classics

  • Puck de la colina de Pook (Las Tres Edades)

    Dan y Una, dos hermanos que viven en el condado inglés de Sussex, acaban de representar por tercera vez El sueño de una noche de verano. Es los angeles víspera del solsticio y en los angeles ladera de l. a. colina de Pook, uno de los lugares de l. a. Vieja Inglaterra con más historia, sucede algo mágico: uno de los personajes de los angeles obra de Shakespeare cobra vida. Es Puck, el travieso duende que tiene el poder de hacer que l. a. gente olvide y recuerde. Gracias a Puck, los dos niños conocerán a hombres de otras épocas: normandos, sajones, romanos, pictos y vikingos, que les contarán su historia, los angeles Historia, eso que no debemos olvidar.
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  • Dom Casmurro: A Novel (FSG Classics)

    By Machado de Assis

    Bento Santiago, the wildly unreliable narrator of Dom Casmurro, believes that he has been cuckolded―he suspects that his spouse has cheated on him along with his ally and that her baby isn't really his. Has Capitú, his love considering the fact that early life, particularly been untrue to him? Or is the proof of her betrayal only the fabricated from a paranoid brain? First released in 1900, Dom Casmurro, commonly thought of Machado de Assis's maximum novel and a vintage of Brazilian literature, is a superb retelling of the vintage adultery tale―a unhappy and darkly comedian novel approximately love and the corrosive strength of jealousy.

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  • August Is a Wicked Month: A Novel

    By Edna O'Brien

    Eschewing her stale existence in London, one girl embarks on a trip of independence and sexual liberation at the French Riviera 

    Separated from her husband, and along with her younger son away on a camping out journey, Ellen makes a decision to escape her lonely London domestic, naively pursuing “a jaunt into iniquity” alongside France’s Mediterranean coast. yet will she locate the break out she longs for, or the entrapment she so deeply fears?

     In August Is a depraved Month, Edna O’Brien’s lyric, languid prose creates a personality immediately usual and mythic, suffering to forge her personal direction no longer as a spouse, mom, mistress, or lover—but as easily, usually herself.
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  • Parzival (Penguin Classics)

    Composed within the early 13th century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the new version and finishing touch of the tale left unfinished by means of its initiator Chrétien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and profession as a knight within the court docket of King Arthur to his final success as King of the Temple of the Grail, which Wolfram describes as a life-giving Stone. As a knight serving the German the Aristocracy within the imperial Hohenstauffen interval, the writer was once uniquely positioned to explain the zest and color of his hero's global, with extraordinary depictions of courtly luxurious, jousting and event. but this isn't easily a story of chivalry, yet an epic quest for non secular schooling, as Parzival needs to overcome his lack of expertise and delight and research humility ahead of he can ultimately win the Holy Grail.
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  • The Great Gatsby

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The actual variation from Fitzgerald’s unique publisher.

    The nice Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 3rd publication, stands because the ultimate success of his occupation. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed through generations of readers. the tale of the fabulously filthy rich Jay Gatsby and his love for the attractive Daisy Buchanan, of lavish events on big apple at a time whilst The ny Times famous “gin was once the nationwide drink and intercourse the nationwide obsession,” it's an exquisitely crafted story of the USA within the 1920s.

    The nice Gatsby is likely one of the nice classics of twentieth-century literature.
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  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    By Booth Tarkington

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize whilst it used to be first released in 1918, The fantastic Ambersons chronicles the altering fortunes of 3 generations of an American dynasty. The protagonist of sales space Tarkington's nice historic drama is George Amberson Minafer, the spoiled and smug grandson of the founding father of the family's beauty. Eclipsed by way of a brand new breed of builders, financiers, and brands, this pampered scion starts off his slow descent from the midwestern aristocracy to the operating classification.

    Today The tremendous Ambersons is healthier recognized during the 1942 Orson Welles motion picture, yet because the critic Stanley Kauffmann famous, "It is excessive time that [the novel] look back, to face open air the strength of Welles's genius, convinced in its personal right."

    "The extraordinary Ambersons is likely to be Tarkington's most sensible novel," judged Van Wyck Brooks. "[It is] a customary tale of an American relations and town--the nice kinfolk that in the community governed the roost and vanished nearly in an afternoon because the city unfold and darkened right into a urban. This novel without doubt was once an enduring web page within the social heritage of the us, so admirably conceived and written was once the story of the Ambersons, their residence, their destiny and the expansion of the group during which they have been submerged within the end."

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  • Fairy Tales (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    By Hans Christian Andersen

    A Penguin Classics Deluxe variation of Andersen's recognized stories from award-winning  translator Tiina Nunnally

    Hans Christian Andersen used to be the profoundly creative author and storyteller who revolutionized literature for kids. He gave us the now average models of a few conventional fairy tales—with an anarchic twist—but a lot of his most renowned stories sprang without delay from his mind's eye. The thirty tales the following variety from exuberant early works equivalent to "The Tinderbox" and "The Emperor's New outfits" via poignant masterpieces similar to "The Little Mermaid" and "The grotesque Duckling," to extra subversive later stories reminiscent of "The Ice maiden" and "The wooden Nymph."

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable by means of introductions and notes by means of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.
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  • Claraboya (Spanish Edition)

    Amanece en Lisboa. En una mañana de mediados del siglo XX, l. a. mirada del novelista se asoma a l. a. ventana de un vecindario. Se anuncia un día no muy diferente de los demás: el zapatero Silvestre, que abre su taller; Adriana, que parte hacia el trabajo mientras en su casa tres mujeres inician otra jornada de costura; Justina, que tiene ante sí un largo día jalonado por las disputas con su brutal marido; l. a. mantenida Lidia; y los angeles española Carmen, sumida en nostalgias... Discretamente, los angeles mirada del novelista va descendiendo y, de repente, deja de ser easy testigo para ver con los ojos de cada uno de los personajes. Capítulo a capítulo, salta de casa en casa, de personaje en personaje, abriéndonos un mundo gobernado por los angeles necesidad, las grandes frustraciones, las pequeñas ilusiones, l. a. nostalgia de tiempos que ni siquiera fueron mejores. Todo cubierto por el silencio tedioso de l. a. dictadura, los angeles música de Beethoven y una pregunta de Pessoa: «¿Deberemos ser todos casados, fútiles, tributables?». Saramago termino´ de escribir Claraboya a los treinta y un años y entrego´ el manuscrito a una editorial de l. a. que solo obtuvo respuesta cuarenta años más tarde, cuando period un escritor consagrado. los angeles escritura minuciosa y paciente retrata con maestría una época marcada por los angeles desesperanza. Claraboya anticipa de un modo deslumbrante los elementos del universo Saramago, así´ como las virtudes que serán el germen de tantas obras maestras. En el texto se oye l. a. voz de Jose´ Saramago, se reconocen sus personajes, se identifican l. a. lucidez y los angeles compasión que según l. a. Academia Sueca distinguen su obra. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION sunrise breaks over Lisbon one mid-20th century morning. The novelist seems to be out the window in an area; there's not anything to point today may be any diverse: Silvestre, the shoe-maker, opens the door to his workshop, Adriana leaves for paintings whereas in her domestic 3 girl commence one other complete day of stitching, Justina is calling at one other lengthy bout of combating together with her brutal husband; Lidia, the stored lady, and Carmen, the Spaniard, misplaced in nostalgic options… Discreetly, the novelist’s gaze travels downward. by surprise, he stops being a humble witness to turn into each of the neighborhood’s characters. With each one bankruptcy he jumps from one residence to the subsequent, from one individual to a different, to bare an international governed by means of want, through nice frustrations and small illusions, via a eager for a time that wasn’t any larger than this one. every thing is cloaked via the dreary silence of the dictatorship, Beethoven’s symphonies, and a query from Pessoa: may still we all be married, futile, and taxable? Saramago accomplished writing Claraboya while he used to be 31 years previous. He added the manuscript to an article in basic terms to obtain a reaction 40 years later, as soon as he was once an already proven and well known writer. The sufferer and highly-detailed writing masterfully portrays an period marked by way of melancholy. Claraboya anticipates the miraculous components of Saramago’s universe and the virtuous brain that might later provide start to a wealth of masterpieces. In those pages we listen José Saramago’s voice, realize his characters, and determine the readability and compassion that, based on the Swedish Academy, distinguish his work.
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  • Le Dernier Jour D'Un Condamne (Librio Litterature) (French Edition)

    By Victor Hugo

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    Le Dernier Jour D'un Condamné<br /><br /> Victor Hugo<br /><br /> Laurent, 1835<br /><br /> Social technological know-how; Penology; Social technology / Penology <br />
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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (Oxford World's Classics)

    By Lewis Carroll

    Yet I don't are looking to pass between mad people,' Alice remarked.
    'Oh, you can't support that,' stated the Cat. 'We're all mad here.'

    The 'Alice' books are of the main translated, so much quoted, and best-known books on the planet, yet what precisely are they? it seems that pleasant, blameless fantasies for kids, also they are complicated textures of mathematical, linguistic, and philosophical jokes. Alice's encounters with the White Rabbit, the Cheshire-Cat, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and lots of different awesome characters have made them masterpieces of carefree nonsense, but they
    also entice adults on a rather diversified point. Layers of satire, allusion, and symbolism approximately Victorian tradition and politics, in addition to revelations in regards to the elaborate unconscious difficulties in their writer, upload to their fascination and cause them to most unlikely to categorise.

    This new version explores the exceptional variety of reference, and the paradoxical attraction of 2 of the main creative books in global literature. it is also an episode got rid of via Carroll from the proofs of throughout the Looking-Glass, known as 'The Wasp in a Wig'.

    ABOUT THE sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest diversity of literature from all over the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different helpful positive aspects, together with specialist introductions via best experts, beneficial notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and masses extra.
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